Huh! I did some research into Sonic releases before I posted, but I didn't find those games. I stand corrected. Sonic Popcorn Shop sounds like an even weirder idea than Baby Pac-Man, which was a lousy video game attached to a lame pinball game. I've heard they didn't use Mario because a) Nintendo asked for too much money or b) they couldn't find a way to use that high-profile a character in the story. I have a pet theory that the game Fix-it Felix Jr. was meant to remind people both of Crazy Climber and Donkey Kong--Look at Ralph in sprite form and tell me he doesn't remind you of Kong from the first game--so it'd just be confusing to include the characters they're, heh, aping. I will be so disappointed if this doesn't have good box office on opening weekend.